Marcia Espinosa

Marcia Espinosa’s practice investigates themes of identity and meaning within contemporary globalised society. Working across painting, sculpture, installation and ceramics, Espinosa uses everyday products and objects from folklore, media and consumer culture, to pose questions about systems and social connection.

Through processes of replication and incorporation, Espinosa playfully amalgamates historical and contemporary references. She works with materials that span fabric, household objects, media images and ornaments, to explore consumerism and the complexities of the present time.

The human figure is frequently employed to represent both the personal and the collective. A considered use of colour – by turn variegated or monochromatic – reflects thematic concerns of the work.

Drawing from her personal subjectivity and lived experience as a Chilean-Australian, bodies of work have explored migration processes – addressing nostalgia, transition, displacement and a sense of belonging. Her recent work pursues her interest in the psychological and social ramifications of technology – particularly themes of disconnection and obsolescence.

Through the selection and juxtaposition of cultural symbols, Espinosa creates her own form of iconography. Her layered referential works shine a sharp light on pressing universal human concerns.

Image courtesy Christophe Canato and Artsource WA

 

Exhibitions

  • Sat 17 Jul - Sat 07 Aug 2021 'Ensemble 1' - A new annual group exhibition of selected STALA CONTEMPORARY represented artists

    Artists featured:

    Ayad Alqaragholli  | Di Cubitt | Marcia Espinosa | Kathryn Haug | Michelle Hyland | Adam Hisham Ismail | Meredith Jackson | Shana James | Sue Leeming | William Leggett | Jarrad Martyn | Angela McHarrie | Britt Mikkelsen | Scott Robson | Wade Taylor | Kay Wood

  • Wed 17 Feb - Sat 06 Mar 2021 'AUTOMATON' - Marcia Espinosa

    Marcia Espinosa has a recurring picture in her head of an 1800’s mechanical automaton sitting at a wind-up piano playing repeatedly and mindlessly the same tune. This image has strongly influenced her new series of work for her 2021 solo AUTOMATON.

  • Wed 08 Jul - Fri 07 Aug 2020 'Refrain. Reflect. Reset (Art in the Time of Corona)'

    A group exhibition exploring the artists' experience of the  Corona enforced period of lockdown and isolation. Featuring Kathryn Haug, Mardi Crocker, Alex Maciver, Sue Leeming, Wade Taylor, Di Cubitt, Denise Pepper, Britt Mikkelsen, Ayad Alqaragholli, Liam Dee, Marcia Espinosa, Michelle Hyland, Alana McVeigh, Tori Benz, Jarrad Martyn, Shana James, Ellen Norrish and Lindsay Harris.

  • Wed 11 Dec - Fri 10 Jan 2020 'Seasonal Salon' - STALA CONTEMPORARY artists (Gallery A)

    A salon hang of some of the works of the incredible artists who exhibit at STALA CONTEMPORARY. Join us to celebrate the amazing art year that was! Works pictured here are just an indication and will be available to cash and carry after Opening Night.

  • Tue 11 Dec - Sat 12 Jan 2019 'WIP' (Work in Progress) - Group Exhibition (Image courtesy Ian Williams artist)

    STALA CONTEMPORARY is proud to celebrate the opening of its new gallery premises with its inaugural group exhibition 'WIP (Work in Progress' running 11 -29 December 2018. Featuring an exuberant and eclectic assembly of 17 exceptional artists:

    Adam Hisham Ismail/ Alex Maciver/ Anna Sabadini/ Anne Walmsley/ Ayad Alqaragholli/ Denise Pepper/ Di Cubitt/ Ellen Norrish/ Jarrad Martyn/ Kathryn Haug/ Kim Hyunji/ Liam Dee/ Marcia Espinosa/ Michelle Hyland/ Richard Healy/ Sue Leeming/ Wade Taylor

    Image courtesy Ian Williams artist

  • Tue 13 Mar - Fri 23 Mar 2018 'reincarnation' - Group Exhibition

    'reincarnation' is the first group exhibition to celebrate the launch of STALA CONTEMPORARY. Running TUESDAY 13 - Friday 23 March 'reincarnation' features a stellar line up of 13 diverse and dynamic contemporary artists from WA, Melbourne and Sydney,. STALA CONTEMPORARY is thrilled to be featuring painting, drawing and sculptures by Richard Healy (Sydney), Kim Hyunji (Melbourne), Kathryn Haug, Jarrad Martyn, Alex Maciver, Wade Taylor, Michelle Hyland, Di Cubitt, Ayad Alqaragholli, Marcia Espinosa, Anne Walmsley, Ellen Norrish and Adam Hisham Ismail.

    Participating artists have been invited to exhibit new or recent works that respond to the theme of reincarnation.


Works

Artworks

MARCIA ESPINOSA - AUTOMATON

MARCIA ESPINOSA - AUTOMATON

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes, concrete, wood 2021, 53 x 25 x 10.5cm

$1,400.00
MARCIA ESPINOSA - CBD

MARCIA ESPINOSA - CBD

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes 2021, 26 x 25 x 11cm

$700.00
MARCIA ESPINOSA - CONDUIT

MARCIA ESPINOSA - CONDUIT

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes, concrete, wood 2021, 54 x 23 x 10.5cm

$1,400.00
MARCIA ESPINOSA - CONNECTIVITY

MARCIA ESPINOSA - CONNECTIVITY

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes, concrete, wood 2021, 64 x 18 x 18cm

$800.00
MARCIA ESPINOSA - DUPLEX

MARCIA ESPINOSA - DUPLEX

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes, concrete 2021, 26 x 21 x 19cm 

$800.00
MARCIA ESPINOSA - HEARTBEAT

MARCIA ESPINOSA - HEARTBEAT

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes, concrete, wood 2021, 52 x 22 x 10.5cm 

$1,400.00
MARCIA ESPINOSA - HIGH DEFINITION

MARCIA ESPINOSA - HIGH DEFINITION

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes, concrete, wood 2021, 62 x 22 x 14cm

$1,400.00
MARCIA ESPINOSA - INFINITY MAN

MARCIA ESPINOSA - INFINITY MAN

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes, concrete, wood 2021, 52 x 22 x 10.5cm

$1,400.00
MARCIA ESPINOSA - METROPOLIS

MARCIA ESPINOSA - METROPOLIS

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes 2021, 38 x 13 x 35cm

$900.00
MARCIA ESPINOSA - MILK MACHINE

MARCIA ESPINOSA - MILK MACHINE

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes, concrete, porcelain, wood 2021, 53 x 24 x 10.5cm

$1,400.00
MARCIA ESPINOSA - NEO CHAMAN

MARCIA ESPINOSA - NEO CHAMAN

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes 2021, 54 x 26 x 15cm

$1,400.00
MARCIA ESPINOSA - SUBURBIA

MARCIA ESPINOSA - SUBURBIA

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes 2021, 24 x 21 x 18cm

$800.00
MARCIA ESPINOSA - THE OFFICE

MARCIA ESPINOSA - THE OFFICE

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes 2021, 36 x 15 x 14cm 

$900.00
MARCIA ESPINOSA - TOXIC

MARCIA ESPINOSA - TOXIC

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes, porcelain 2021, 26 x 17 x 71cm 

$800.00
MARCIA ESPINOSA - WIRED

MARCIA ESPINOSA - WIRED

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes 2021, 35 x 20 x 37cm

$800.00
MARCIA ESPINOSA - Crossing Point

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Crossing Point

acrylic, oil and spray paint on board 2018, 108 x 94cm

$1,100.00
MARCIA ESPINOSA - Downtown

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Downtown

acrylic, oil and spray paint on board 2018, 125 x 138cm

$1,100.00
MARCIA ESPINOSA - High Connectivity

MARCIA ESPINOSA - High Connectivity

acrylic, oil and spray paint on canvas 2018, 120 x 90cm

$950.00
MARCIA ESPINOSA - No Trespassing

MARCIA ESPINOSA - No Trespassing

acrylic, oil and spray paint on canvas 2018, 120 x 90cm

$950.00
MARCIA ESPINOSA - Suburbia

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Suburbia

acrylic, oil and spray paint on canvas 2018, 120 x 90cm

$950.00
MARCIA ESPINOSA - 5G

MARCIA ESPINOSA - 5G
sold

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes 2021, 37 x 15 x 15 

MARCIA ESPINOSA - CYBER TOTEM

MARCIA ESPINOSA - CYBER TOTEM
sold

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes, concrete, metal 2021, 62 x 13 x 18cm 

MARCIA ESPINOSA - HEAVY METAL

MARCIA ESPINOSA - HEAVY METAL
sold

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes, concrete, wood 2021, 30 x 18 x 13cm

MARCIA ESPINOSA - OFFLINE

MARCIA ESPINOSA - OFFLINE
sold

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes, concrete base 2021, 21 x 27 x 10cm 

MARCIA ESPINOSA - THE ENDLESS

MARCIA ESPINOSA - THE ENDLESS
sold

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes, concrete base 2021, 39 x 39 x 13cm

MARCIA ESPINOSA - THE TEMPLE

MARCIA ESPINOSA - THE TEMPLE
sold

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes 2021, 42 x 26 x 21cm

MARCIA ESPINOSA - The Visionary

MARCIA ESPINOSA - The Visionary
sold

stoneware clay, underglaze, glaze and concrete 2021, 59 x 24 x 16cm

MARCIA ESPINOSA - WAVELENGTH

MARCIA ESPINOSA - WAVELENGTH
sold

Stoneware clay, underglaze, glazes, concrete base 2021, 20 x 27 x 12cm

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Detachment

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Detachment
sold

handbuilt stoneware clay, glazes and concrete base 2020, 31 H x 22.5 W x 14cm

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Noise

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Noise
sold

handbuilt stoneware clay, glazes and concrete base 2020, 25.5 H x 26 W x 11.5 D cm

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Yellow Boat

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Yellow Boat
sold

handbuilt stoneware, glazes and concrete base 2019, 45 x 31 x 20cm

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Amaru

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Amaru
sold

stoneware fired clay and underglaze colours 2018, 34 x 16 x 10cm

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Consciousness Garden

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Consciousness Garden
sold

stoneware fired clay, underglaze & glaze colours 2018, 39 x 14 x 9cm

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Intersection

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Intersection
sold

acrylic, oil and spray paint on board 2018, 104 x 105cm

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Regrow

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Regrow
sold

stoneware fired clay, underglaze & glaze colours 2018, 30 x 12 x 19cm

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Spring Journey

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Spring Journey
sold

stoneware fired clay, underglaze & glaze colours 2018, 35 x 14 x 9cm

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Street Lines

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Street Lines
sold

oil, acrylic and spray paint on board 2018, 94 x 92cm

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Always in Our Hearts

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Always in Our Hearts
sold

Raku fired clay and copper plate 2017, 46 x 18 x 11cm

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Blue Caporal

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Blue Caporal
sold

stoneware paper clay, glazes and sequins 2017, 36 x 16 x 14cm

MARCIA ESPINOSA - El Padre

MARCIA ESPINOSA - El Padre
sold

Raku, glazes 2017, 44 x 27 x 12cm

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Hands Tied

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Hands Tied
sold

stoneware clay, glaze, luster, burnt wood, ribbons, leather string, metal and wood base 2017, 22 x 30 x 11.5cm

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Lone Warrior

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Lone Warrior
sold

Raku fired clay 2017, 41 x 27 x 13cm 

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Niņo Plateado (Silver Kid)

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Niņo Plateado (Silver Kid)
sold

bisque fired clay, chalk paint, acrylic paint, metal, ribbons, nails, ceramic objects, wire, ornaments and wooden base 2017, 40 x 27 x 13cm

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Niņo Quemado (Burnt Kid)

MARCIA ESPINOSA - Niņo Quemado (Burnt Kid)
sold

bisque fired clay, chalk paint, acrylic paint, metal, ribbons, nails, ceramic objects, wire, ornaments, burned wood and wooden base 2017, 46 x 20 x 17cm

MARCIA ESPINOSA - The Blessed Relic

MARCIA ESPINOSA - The Blessed Relic
sold

Raku fired clay, metal sheet, ornaments and glass found object 2017, 30 x 15 x 15cm 

MARCIA ESPINOSA - The Kid

MARCIA ESPINOSA - The Kid
sold

Raku, glazes, epoxy, wood base 2017, 29 x 11 x 15cm

MARCIA ESPINOSA - The Prayer

MARCIA ESPINOSA - The Prayer
sold

stoneware clay, acrylic paint, luster and burned wood 2017, 39 x 17 x 12cm

STALA CONTEMPORARY

12 Cleaver St, WEST PERTH WA 6005

GALLERY HOURS (During Exhibitions):
Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
Or by appointment

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